As we count down the days until American Banker’s 15th annual “The Most Powerful Women in Banking” awards dinner, we also continue to spotlight different #ProtivitiWomenInFSI. This series will feature a variety of women, from diverse backgrounds and career perspectives. While their stories are all unique, the one thing they have in common is that they work closely with Protiviti’s financial services clients. Next up in the series is Shelly!

Shelly is a Senior Manager in our Risk and Compliance solution in Sydney.
  • What was your path to Protiviti? “I started with Protiviti as an intern in 2008. After my internship, I worked on a part time basis while I completed by MBA at the University of Central Florida. After finishing my MBA, I joined on a full time basis and haven’t looked back since!”
  • What excites you the most about your work in the financial services industry? “The amount of change in the industry. Given the pace of regulation and a very innovative product market, change is inevitable and happening at a quicker pace every day. With change comes opportunity from the consulting perspective because of the type of work we do but also from a personal perspective through constant learning and growth.”
  • What has been the biggest challenge you have faced working in the financial services industry? “The amount of change in the industry. While this excites me the most, it is also one of the most challenging parts of our jobs. Outside of keeping up with all the regulatory changes, implementing change requires changing the hearts and minds of the people within an organization. This can be challenging in large organizations due to the sheer scale and in smaller organizations where legacy systems and process exist.”
  • What advice would you give to both current and future women in financial services to face the future with confidence? “Don’t apologize for being yourself. As in don’t apologize for having an opinion or speaking up on a particular issue. Be bold, be meaningful and own it.”
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Pictured above, Shelly is in Kotor Bay, Montenegro. She said “the infamous road has 25 hairpin turns and is noted as one of the most dangerous roads in the world”. 


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